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English definition of “attentive”

attentive

adjective (LISTENING)    /əˈten.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/
listening carefully: an attentive audienceCautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful attentively     /-li/ adverb The children sat listening attentively to the story.Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being carefulKind and thoughtful attentiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Kind and thoughtfulCautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
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